New Series Adventures

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The New Series Adventures are a series of novels relating to the long-running BBC science fiction television series, Doctor Who. The 'NSAs', as they are often referred to, are published by BBC Books, and are regularly published twice a year. Beginning with the Tenth Doctor, a series of 'Quick Reads' have also been available, published once a year. With exception to the Quick Reads, all of the NSAs have been published in hardcover to begin with, and have been reprinted in paperback for boxed collections that are exclusive to The Book People and Tesco. Some of the reprints amend pictures of the companion of the novel from the cover. Some of the hardback editions have also been reprinted to amend pictures of Rose.

Publication history[edit]

Ninth Doctor novels[edit]

With the revival of the television series, BBC Books retired its paperback Eighth Doctor Adventures and Past Doctor Adventures fiction lines in 2005 in favour of a new range of hardback books featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose. These have a reduced word count compared to the EDA and PDA lines, with an average page count of about 250. (Initially, the EDA and PDA lines overlapped with the New Series Adventures; the final EDA, The Gallifrey Chronicles, was published in June 2005, followed by the final PDA, Atom Bomb Blues, a Seventh Doctor adventure, being published in December 2005.)

The 2005 series episode "Boom Town" makes a reference to the Doctor and Rose's trip to the Justicia system. This took place in The Monsters Inside, making it the first spin-off novel to ever be explicitly referred to in the television series. All the Ninth Doctor novels except Only Human contain "Bad Wolf" references[a] in common with the 2005 television series. Winner Takes All also features the recurring characters Mickey Smith and Jackie Tyler; Jackie also makes a cameo appearance in Only Human.

Unlike many of the BBC's earlier spin-off novels, no definite timeframe exists as to when each of the books take place, though the first three probably take place between "World War Three" and "The Empty Child". Of the latter three (which feature Captain Jack), Only Human and The Deviant Strain take place between "The Doctor Dances" and "Boom Town", while The Stealers of Dreams takes place after "Boom Town" as the events of that episode are referenced, although on-screen dialogue in the episode "Bad Wolf" makes it a challenge to place this novel into the show's continuity. However, it is possible that after "Boom Town", the Doctor, Rose and Jack went somewhere else before returning the egg to Raxacoricofallapatorius.

The first books in the series were popular in the UK. In Canada, the books were not carried by the same distributor as the BBC Books paperbacks, and were initially available only through comic book shops and online retailers when Diamond Comic Distributors took up the contract.

During 2005, the New Series Adventures featuring the Ninth Doctor were published concurrently with the paperback Eighth Doctor and Past Doctor Adventures series. However, following the publication of the Past Doctor Adventure Atom Bomb Blues (featuring the Seventh Doctor) in November 2005, no new paperback releases were announced, with BBC Books choosing to focus on the New Series Adventures exclusively as the books moved on to featuring the Tenth Doctor.

Tenth Doctor novels[edit]

With the departure of Christopher Eccleston from the role of the Doctor, BBC Books subsequently announced the publication of three novels featuring the Tenth Doctor and Rose, released on 13 April 2006. These books follow the same style and format as those featuring the Ninth Doctor, with a continuation of the spine numbering. Range consultant and commissioning editor Justin Richards told Doctor Who Magazine that there would be no Ninth Doctor novels in 2006, and the decision as to whether to continue to publish stories with the Ninth Doctor as a separate range has not yet been taken.

Abridged audiobooks were released of all of the Tenth Doctor titles (except the Quick Read series). The first three are narrated by David Tennant (who plays the Tenth Doctor), and were released on 3 July 2006. The Nightmare of Black Island (read by Anthony Head), The Art of Destruction (read by Don Warrington), and The Price of Paradise (read by Shaun Dingwall), were released in November 2006.

Four books in the series were released exclusively as paperback novellas under the Quick Reads scheme to inspire literacy among children. One of these novellas, Made of Steel, featured new companion Martha Jones before the character made her television debut ("Smith and Jones"). It was also the first New Series Adventure to be written by Terrance Dicks, a long-time veteran of Doctor Who and former writer for the original series, making him the only writer who has written novels for every line of Doctor Who fiction with the exception of the Telos novellas. Despite the character of Martha Jones having left the television series at the end of the 2007 season (although she subsequently appeared in several episodes of the 2008 season), the novels released in early 2008 continued to feature her as a companion, rather than the Doctor's new companion, Donna Noble.

Donna featured in all three of the novels released in late 2008. The Boxing Day 2008 release saw the series cover new ground with one book featuring Donna Noble, one book covering Martha Jones' adventures between the episodes "The Sound of Drums" (2007) and "Last of the Time Lords" (2007), and one book featuring the Doctor travelling without a companion following the events of "Journey's End" (2008). The 2009 releases (including 6 books in the main series, 1 novella and The Darksmith Legacy) all follow the mould of the Doctor travelling without a regular companion. These books also feature aliens from the New Series. Whilst this is not the first time this has happened (The Monsters Inside), it is the first time they are on the cover, or referenced in the title.

In 2020 BBC Books released two new novels featuring the Tenth Doctor to tie in with the Time Lord Victorious multi-platform storyline. The Eighth and Ninth Doctors also appeared in both books.

Eleventh Doctor novels[edit]

The series of Eleventh Doctor novels began in April 2010, with a new cover design, amending the Gallifreyan numbering system on the spine. The titles quickly reached sales numbers of the previous Tenth Doctor novels, and a further batches of three books have been released on a regular basis since July 2010.

In October 2009 Michael Moorcock confirmed that he would be writing a one-off, supersize novel, combining prose with hand-drawn sketches, images and exclusive artwork. The title was confirmed as The Coming of the Terraphiles, and it was released in November 2010. It did not form part of the usual range of novels, and featured characters from Michael Moorcock's Second Ether books. Two further books followed in the hardback range, The Silent Stars Go By, released in September 2011, and Dark Horizons, the only novel released that year, in July 2012.

In April 2011 BBC Books launched a new range of "chapter books" that offer readers aged 8–12 two stories in one publication (or "2in1", which appears on the books' covers). The first two releases had flippable covers and a divided spine design. In late August 2011 the second batch of releases was published with a surtitle applied to the two stories and a shared cover with a more traditional blurb for each of the two stories on the back of the books. The next batch of 2in1 stories was released in February 2012.

Twelfth Doctor novels[edit]

In May 2014, it was revealed that New Series Adventures would release books starring the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald, which were released in September 2014. The titles of the released books are Silhouette, The Crawling Terror, and The Blood Cell.[1] The next wave was released in September 2015, with each book under the name of the Glamour Chronicles. The stories featured were Deep Time, Royal Blood and Big Bang Generation; first two of these feature the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, and the latter marking first New Series Adventure appearance of Bernice Summerfield, alongside the Twelfth Doctor.[2][3]

A new wave was released in April 2017 with the arrival of Bill Potts and Nardole making a presence to prose. The stories featuring are Diamond Dogs, The Shining Man and Plague City.[4]

Thirteenth Doctor novels[edit]

In July 2017, it was revealed that Penguin Random House would publish books featuring the Thirteenth Doctor.[5]

The Good Doctor was released on 25 October 2018.[6] Molten Heart was released on 8 November 2018.[7] Combat Magicks was released on 22 November 2018.[8]

In 2018, it was announced that author David Solomons would write two novels featuring the 13th Doctor to be published by BBC Children's Books with the first book, The Secret in Vault 13, set to be released on 1 November 2018. The second, The Maze of Doom, was published on 30 April 2020.

In 2020, actress Sophie Aldred released a brand-new novel featuring the Thirteenth Doctor and Ace called At Childhood's End.

Fifteenth Doctor novels[edit]

In April 2024, it was announced that novels featuring the Fifteenth Doctor with Ruby Red and Caged due to be released in June 2024, and Eden Rebellion in November 2024.

Audio stories[edit]

Starting with The Stone Rose, all of the New Series Adventures featuring the Tenth Doctor have been released as abridged audio books, normally around three months after the print publication. The first three stories in the range were narrated by David Tennant, with subsequent stories narrated by different members of the cast. In January 2010, it was decided that the stories would be released, unabridged, as download-only exclusives, and that no further stories were to be published on CD. This affected the last five Tenth Doctor novels, and continued with the release of the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctor novels. There has also been a separate range of audio-only stories. These are linked to the novels, but are available on CD and download formats. The range began in July 2008 with Pest Control, and has since contained seven stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, fourteen stories about the Eleventh Doctor, and continue with the Twelfth Doctor.

In August 2011, the Ninth Doctor Adventures started being released as unabridged downloadable audiobooks. The first book was released in August 2011 and the next one will be released in September. It is not known when the following books will be released as audiobooks, but they presumably will at some point.

List of New Series Adventures[edit]


# Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Published ISBN Audiobook narrator Notes
1 The Clockwise Man Justin Richards Ninth Rose Tyler 19 May 2005 0-563-48628-7 Nicholas Briggs
2 The Monsters Inside Stephen Cole 0-563-48629-5 Camille Coduri
3 Winner Takes All Jacqueline Rayner Rose Tyler & Mickey Smith 0-563-48627-9 Camille Coduri
4 The Deviant Strain Justin Richards Rose Tyler & Captain Jack Harkness 8 September 2005 0-563-48637-6 Stuart Milligan
5 Only Human Gareth Roberts 0-563-48639-2 Anthony Head
6 The Stealers of Dreams Steve Lyons 0-563-48638-4 Camille Coduri
7 The Stone Rose Jacqueline Rayner Tenth Rose Tyler & Mickey Smith 13 April 2006 0-563-48643-0 David Tennant
8 The Feast of the Drowned Stephen Cole 0-563-48644-9 David Tennant
9 The Resurrection Casket Justin Richards Rose Tyler 0-563-48642-2 David Tennant
10 The Nightmare of Black Island Mike Tucker 21 September 2006 0-563-48650-3 Anthony Head
11 The Art of Destruction Stephen Cole 0-563-48651-1 Don Warrington
12 The Price of Paradise Colin Brake 0-563-48652-X Shaun Dingwall
13 Sting of the Zygons Stephen Cole Martha Jones 19 April 2007 1-84607-225-5 Reggie Yates
14 The Last Dodo Jacqueline Rayner 1-84607-224-7 Freema Agyeman
15 Wooden Heart Martin Day 1-84607-226-3 Adjoa Andoh
16 Forever Autumn Mark Morris 6 September 2007 1-84607-270-0 Will Thorp
17 Sick Building Paul Magrs 1-84607-269-7 Will Thorp
18 Wetworld Mark Michalowski 1-84607-271-9 Freema Agyeman
19 Wishing Well Trevor Baxendale 27 December 2007 1-84607-348-0 Debbie Chazen
20 The Pirate Loop Simon Guerrier 1-84607-347-2 Freema Agyeman
21 Peacemaker James Swallow 1-84607-349-9 Will Thorp
22 Martha in the Mirror Justin Richards 1 May 2008 1-84607-420-7 Freema Agyeman
23 Snowglobe 7 Mike Tucker 1-84607-421-5 Georgia Tennant
24 The Many Hands Dale Smith 1-84607-422-3 David Troughton
25 Ghosts of India Mark Morris Donna Noble 4 September 2008 1-84607-559-9 David Troughton
26 The Doctor Trap Simon Messingham 1-84607-558-0 Russell Tovey
27 Shining Darkness Mark Michalowski 1-84607-557-2 Debbie Chazen
28 The Story of Martha Dan Abnett[b] Martha Jones 26 December 2008 1-84607-561-0 Freema Agyeman This is the first novel to not to feature the Doctor as the main character.
29 Beautiful Chaos Gary Russell Donna Noble & Wilfred Mott 1-84607-563-7 Bernard Cribbins
30 The Eyeless Lance Parkin None 1-84607-562-9 Russell Tovey
31 Judgement of the Judoon Colin Brake Nikki Jupiter[c] 2 April 2009 1-84607-639-0 Nicholas Briggs
32 The Slitheen Excursion Simon Guerrier June Walsh[c] 1-84607-640-4 Debbie Chazen
33 Prisoner of the Daleks Trevor Baxendale Jon Bowman 1-84607-641-2 Nicholas Briggs
34 The Taking of Chelsea 426 David Llewellyn Jake & Vienna Carstairs 17 September 2009 1-84607-758-3 Christopher Ryan
35 Autonomy Daniel Blythe Kate Maguire 1-84607-759-1 Georgia Tennant
36 The Krillitane Storm Christopher Cooper Emily Parr 1-84607-761-3 Will Thorp
37 Apollo 23 Justin Richards Eleventh Amy Pond 22 April 2010 1-84607-200-X James Albrecht
38 Night of the Humans David Llewellyn 1-84607-969-1 Arthur Darvill
39 The Forgotten Army Brian Minchin 1-84607-987-X Olivia Colman
40 Nuclear Time Oli Smith Amy Pond & Rory Williams 8 July 2010 1-84607-989-6 Nicholas Briggs
41 The King's Dragon Una McCormack 1-84607-990-X Nicholas Briggs
42 The Glamour Chase Gary Russell 1-84607-988-8 Arthur Darvill
S1 The Coming of the Terraphiles Michael Moorcock Amy Pond 14 October 2010 1-84607-983-7 Clive Mantle
43 Dead of Winter James Goss Amy Pond & Rory Williams 28 April 2011 1-84990-238-0 Clare Corbett
44 The Way Through the Woods Una McCormack 1-84990-237-2 Clare Corbett
45 Hunter's Moon Paul Finch 1-84990-236-4 Arthur Darvill
46 Touched by an Angel Jonathan Morris 23 June 2011 1-84990-234-8 Clare Corbett
47 Paradox Lost George Mann 1-84990-235-6 Nicholas Briggs
48 Borrowed Time Naomi Alderman 1-84990-233-X Meera Syal
S2 The Silent Stars Go By Dan Abnett 29 September 2011 1-84990-243-7 Michael Maloney[9]
S3 Dark Horizons J T Colgan None 7 July 2012 1-84990-456-1 Neve McIntosh
49 Plague of the Cybermen Justin Richards 11 April 2013 1-84990-234-8 David Warner
50 The Dalek Generation Nicholas Briggs 1-84990-575-4 Nicholas Briggs
51 Shroud of Sorrow Tommy Donbavand Clara Oswald 1-84990-576-2 Frances Barber
S4 Engines of War George Mann War Cinder 31 July 2014 1-84990-848-6 Nicholas Briggs
52 The Blood Cell James Goss Twelfth Clara Oswald 11 September 2014 1-84990-774-9 Colin McFarlane
53 Silhouette Justin Richards Clara Oswald, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint and Strax 1-84990-772-2 Dan Starkey
54 The Crawling Terror Mike Tucker Clara Oswald 1-84990-773-0 Neve McIntosh
55 Royal Blood Una McCormack 10 September 2015 1-84990-992-X David Warner
56 Big Bang Generation Gary Russell Bernice Summerfield, Peter Summerfield, Ruth, Jack 1-84990-991-1 Lisa Bowerman
57 Deep Time Trevor Baxendale Clara Oswald 1-84990-990-3 Dan Starkey
S5 In the Blood Jenny T. Colgan Tenth Donna Noble 12 May 2016[10] 1-78594-110-0
58 The Shining Man Cavan Scott Twelfth Bill Potts 20 April 2017 1-78594-268-9
59 Diamond Dogs Mike Tucker 1-78594-269-7
60 Plague City Jonathan Morris Bill Potts & Nardole 1-78594-270-0
61 The Good Doctor Juno Dawson Thirteenth Graham O'Brien, Ryan Sinclair, & Yasmin Khan 25 October 2018 9781785943843 Clare Corbett
62 Molten Heart Una McCormack 9781785943638 Dan Starkey
63 Combat Magicks Steve Cole 9781785943690 Mandip Gill[11]
S6 At Childhood's End Sophie Aldred
(with Steve Cole and Mike Tucker)
Graham O'Brien, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan, & Ace 6 February 2020 978-1-78594-499-4 Sophie Aldred
The Knight, The Fool and The Dead Steve Cole Rose Tyler 1 October 2020 978-1785946325 Ties into the Time Lord Victorious storyline.
All Flesh is Grass Una McCormack None 10 December 2020 978-1-78594-633-2
S7 The Ruby's Curse Alex Kingston
(with Jacqueline Rayner)
None None 20 May 2021 9781785947131 Alex Kingston This is the second novel to not to feature the Doctor as the main character.
64 Ruby Red Georgia Cook Fifteenth Ruby Sunday 13 June 2024[12] 9781785948992 Millie Gibson
65 Caged Una McCormack 27 June 2024[12] 9781785949180
66 Eden Rebellion Abi Falase 14 November 2024[12] 9781785949197

Cancelled novel[edit]

  1. "The Rain of Terror"
  • Author: Mike Tucker
  • Due Date: 8 September 2005
  • Doctor: Ninth
  • Companions: Rose Tyler & Captain Jack Harkness
  • Information: This was originally due as part of the second selection of Ninth Doctor novels; however, in Doctor Who Magazine #374, author Mike Tucker, revealed that due to a heavy workload, he was unable to make changes to the story that had been requested by the production office, and therefore they decided to drop the story in favour of Steve Lyons' The Stealers of Dreams. The original storyline was later reworked into an Eleventh Doctor book with the same title, as part of the 2in1 line (see below).

Chapter books (2 in 1 series)[edit]

# Title 1 Author Title 2 Author Collection title Featuring companion Published ISBN
1 Heart of Stone Trevor Baxendale Death Riders Justin Richards N/A Amy Pond & Rory Williams 3 February 2011 1-4059-0757-6
2 The Good, the Bad and the Alien Colin Brake System Wipe Oli Smith N/A 1-4059-0758-4
3 The Underwater War Richard Dinnick Rain of Terror Mike Tucker Alien Adventures 1 September 2011 1-4059-0767-3
4 Web in Space David Bailey Terminal of Despair Steve Lyons Sightseeing in Space 1-4059-0768-1
5 Horror of the Space Snakes Gary Russell Terrible Lizards Jonathan Green Monstrous Missions 2 February 2012 1-4059-0804-1
6 Extra Time Richard Dungworth The Water Thief Jacqueline Rayner Step Back in Time 1-4059-0805-X

Quick Reads[edit]

# Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Published ISBN
1 I am a Dalek Gareth Roberts Tenth Rose Tyler 19 May 2006 0-563-48648-1
2 Made of Steel Terrance Dicks Tenth Martha Jones 1 March 2007 1-84607-204-2
3 Revenge of the Judoon Terrance Dicks Tenth Martha Jones 6 March 2008 1-84607-372-3
4 The Sontaran Games Jacqueline Rayner Tenth Emma James[c] 26 February 2009 1-84607-643-9
5 Code of the Krillitanes Justin Richards Tenth None 4 March 2010 1-84607-928-4
6 Magic of the Angels[13] Jacqueline Rayner Eleventh Amy Pond & Rory Williams 2 February 2012[14] 1-84990-286-0
7 The Silurian Gift[15] Mike Tucker Eleventh None 7 February 2013 1-84990-558-4

Decide Your Destiny[edit]

# Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Published ISBN
1 The Spaceship Graveyard Colin Brake Tenth Martha Jones 5 July 2007 978-1-4059-0376-9
2 Alien Arena Richard Dungworth 978-1-4059-0352-3
3 The Time Crocodile Colin Brake 978-1-4059-0350-9
4 The Corinthian Project Davey Moore 978-1-4059-0345-5
5 The Crystal Snare Richard Dungworth 4 October 2007 978-1-4059-0381-3
6 War of the Robots Trevor Baxendale 978-1-4059-0382-0
7 Dark Planet Davey Moore 978-1-4059-0379-0
8 The Haunted Wagon Train Colin Brake 978-1-4059-0380-6
9 Lost Luggage Colin Brake None 6 March 2008 978-1-4059-0401-8
10 Second Skin Richard Dungworth 978-1-4059-0402-5
11 The Dragon King Trevor Baxendale 978-1-4059-0403-2
12 The Horror of Howling Hill Jonathan Green Martha Jones 978-1-4059-0404-9
13 Claws of the Macra Trevor Baxendale Eleventh Amy Pond 29 April 2010 978-1-4059-0685-2
14 The Coldest War Colin Brake 978-1-4059-0686-9
15 Judoon Monsoon Oli Smith Amy Pond & Rory Williams 2 September 2010 978-1-4059-0697-5
16 Empire of the Wolf Neil Corry Amy Pond 978-1-4059-0715-6

Choose the Future[edit]

# Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Published ISBN
1 Night of the Kraken Jonathan Green Twelfth None 28 April 2016 978-1-4059-2650-8
2 Terror Moon Trevor Baxendale None 1 September 2016 978-1-4059-2651-5

Original audiobooks[edit]

# Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Read by Published ISBN
1 Pest Control Peter Anghelides Tenth Donna Noble David Tennant 8 May 2008 978-1-4056-7819-3
2 The Forever Trap Dan Abnett Catherine Tate 9 October 2008 978-1-4084-0678-6
3 The Nemonite Invasion David Roden Catherine Tate 12 February 2009 978-1-4084-0679-3
4 The Rising Night Scott Handcock None Michelle Ryan 2 July 2009 978-1-4084-0938-1
5 The Day of the Troll Simon Messingham David Tennant 8 October 2009 978-1-4084-0939-8
6 The Last Voyage Dan Abnett David Tennant 7 January 2010 978-1-4084-0940-4
7 Dead Air James Goss David Tennant 4 March 2010 978-1-4084-2680-7
8 The Ring of Steel Stephen Cole Eleventh Amy Pond Arthur Darvill 5 August 2010 978-1-4084-2761-3
9 The Runaway Train Oli Smith Matt Smith 7 October 2010 978-1-4084-2747-7
10 The Jade Pyramid Martin Day Matt Smith 6 January 2011 978-1-4084-2749-1
11 The Gemini Contagion Jason Arnopp Meera Syal 3 March 2011 978-1-4084-6816-6
12 The Hounds of Artemis James Goss Matt Smith and Clare Corbett 4 April 2011 978-1-4084-2746-0
13 The Eye of the Jungle Darren Jones Amy Pond & Rory Williams David Troughton 7 July 2011 978-1-4084-6815-9
14 Blackout Oli Smith Stuart Milligan 8 September 2011 978-1-4084-6878-4
15 The Art of Death James Goss Raquel Cassidy 5 January 2012 978-1-4084-6881-4
16 Darkstar Academy Mark Morris Alexander Armstrong 8 March 2012 978-1-4084-6879-1
17 Day of the Cockroach Steve Lyons Arthur Darvill 3 May 2012 978-1-4084-6880-7
18 The Nu-Humans Cavan Scott and Mark Wright Raquel Cassidy 5 July 2012 978-1-4458-6762-5
19 The Empty House Simon Guerrier Raquel Cassidy 6 September 2012 978-1-4084-6882-1
20 The Sleepers in the Dust Darren Jones Arthur Darvill 1 November 2012 978-1-4458-9173-6
21 Snake Bite Scott Handcock Frances Barber 6 December 2012 978-1-4084-6836-4
22 The Gods of Winter James Goss Twelfth Clara Oswald Claire Higgins 20 August 2015[16] 978-1-7852-9138-8
23 The House of Winter George Mann David Schofield 15 October 2015[17] 978-1-7852-9104-3
24 The Sins of Winter James Goss Robin Soans 3 December 2015[18] 978-1-7852-9214-9
25 The Memory of Winter George Mann Jemma Redgrave 7 April 2016[19] 978-1-7852-9249-1
26 The Lost Angel George Mann and Cavan Scott Alex & Brandon Yow Kerry Shale 5 January 2017[20] 978-1-7852-9533-1
27 The Lost Planet George Mann Nicola Bryant 2 March 2017[21] 978-1-7852-9693-2
28 The Lost Magic Cavan Scott Dan Starkey 4 May 2017[22] 978-1-7852-9695-6
29 The Lost Flame George Mann and Cavan Scott Claire Higgins 6 July 2017[23] 978-1-7852-9697-0
30 Death Among the Stars Steve Lyons None Nicola Bryant 7 September 2017[24] 978-1-7852-9805-9
31 Rhythm of Destruction Darren Jones Tommy Loco Dan Starkey 2 November 2017[25] 978-1-7852-9829-5
32 Paradise Lost Darren Jones Eleventh Clara Oswald Jacob Dudman 6 February 2020 ISBN 978-1-78753-771-2
S1 The Minds of Magnox Darren Jones Tenth Brian the Ood Jacob Dudman 3 December 2020 ISBN 978-1-52912-841-3
33 The Nightmare Realm Jonathan Morris Twelfth Nardole Dan Starkey 3 June 2021[26] 978-1-52912-690-7
34 The Ashes of Eternity Niel Bushnell Ninth Rose Tyler Adjoa Andoh 7 October 2021 ISBN 978-1-52912-784-3
35 The Ice Kings Niel Bushnell Twelfth None Maureen O'Brien 5 January 2023[27] 978-1-52913-861-0

The Darksmith Legacy[edit]

# Title Author Doctor Published ISBN
1 The Dust of Ages Justin Richards Tenth 29 January 2009 978-1-4059-0513-8
2 The Graves of Mordane Colin Brake 29 January 2009 978-1-4059-0514-5
3 The Colour of Darkness Richard Dungworth 26 February 2009 978-1-4059-0515-2
4 The Depths of Despair Justin Richards 26 March 2009 978-1-4059-0516-9
5 The Vampire of Paris Stephen Cole 30 April 2009 978-1-4059-0517-6
6 The Game of Death Trevor Baxendale 28 May 2009 978-1-4059-0518-3
7 The Planet of Oblivion Justin Richards 25 June 2009 978-1-4059-0519-0
8 The Picture of Emptiness Jacqueline Rayner 30 July 2009 978-1-4059-0520-6
9 The Art of War Mike Tucker 27 August 2009 978-1-4059-0521-3
10 The End of Time Justin Richards 24 September 2009 978-1-4059-0522-0

Puffin Classics crossovers[edit]

Title Author Doctor Featuring companion Published ISBN Audiobook narrator Notes
The Wonderful Doctor of Oz Jacqueline Rayner Thirteenth Graham O'Brien, Ryan Sinclair, Yasmin Khan 10 June 2021[28] 9781405948005
Legends of Camelot Jacqueline Rayner Tenth Donna Noble 10 June 2021[29] 9781405947985
The Return of Robin Hood Paul Magrs Fourth Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan 21 July 2022 9781405952309
Josephine and the Arognauts Paul Magrs Third Jo Grant, The Brigadier, Sergeant Benton 24 August 2023 9781405956925
Rebellion on Treasure Island Bali Rai Eleventh Clara Oswald, River Song, Madam Vastra, Jenny, Strax 28 September 2023 9781405952330


Since 2014 BBC books have published a number of anthologies featuring all The Doctors and various other characters from the TV show, unlike earlier anthology book The Story of Martha these have been put out as special releases separate from the main New Series Adventures range.

Title Author(s) Doctor Published ISBN Notes
Tales of Trenzalore: The Eleventh Doctor's Last Stand Justin Richards, George Mann, Paul Finch, Mark Morris Eleven 3 July 2014 978-1849908443
The Shakespeare Notebooks Justin Richards N/A 12 June 2014 978-0062344427
The Dangerous Book of Monsters: The Doctor's Official Guide Justin Richards Twelfth 1 October 2014 978-1405920032
How to be a Time Lord Craig Donaghy Eleventh 2 October 2014 978-0723294368
A History of Humankind: The Doctor's Official Guide Justin Richards Twelfth 6 October 2014 978-1405926539
12 Doctors, 12 Stories Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth 23 December 2014 978-0141359885
Time Trips Cecelia Ahern, Jake Arnott, Trudi Canavan, Jenny T Colgan, Stella Duffy, Nick Harkaway, Joanne Harris, A.L. Kennedy Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth 5 March 2015 978-1849907712
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who Simon Guerrier, Marek Kukula, Mark Wright, George Mann, James Goss, Jonathan Morris, Jenny Colgan, James Swallow, L.M. Myles, Una McCormack, Justin Richards, Jacqueline Rayner, Marc Platt, Mark Morris, Andrew Cartmel, David Llewellyn, Andrew Smith First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth 4 June 2015 978-0062386960
The Time Lord Letters Justin Richards First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh 24 September 2015 978-1849909631
Time Lord Fairy Tales Justin Richards N/A 1 October 2015 978-1405920025
The Legends of Ashildr James Goss, David Llewellyn, Jenny T. Colgan, Justin Richards N/A 10 December 2015 978-1785940576
The Legends of River Song Jenny T. Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Steve Lyons, Guy Adams, Andrew Lane N/A 2 June 2016 978-1785940880
Twelve Doctors of Christmas Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Richard Dungworth, Mike Tucker, Gary Russell, Scott Handcock First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth 8 March 2018 978-1405928953
The American Adventures Justin Richards Twelfth 25 October 2016 978-1405928724
Myths & Legends Richard Dinnick First, Sixth, Twelfth 29 June 2017 978-1785942495
Tales of Terror Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Richard Dungworth, Scott Handcock, Craig Donaghy First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth 7 September 2017 978-1405930031
The Companion's Companion Craig Donaghy N/A 6 April 2017 978-1405929691
The Missy Chronicles James Goss, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, Peter Anghelides, Jacqueline Rayner, Richard Dinnick N/A 22 February 2018 978-1785943232
The Day She Saved the Doctor: Four Stories from the TARDIS Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan, Susan Calman, Dorothy Koomson Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh, Twelfth 8 March 2018 978-1405929974
Twelve Angels Weeping Dave Rudden Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, War, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth 11 October 2018 978-1405938273
The Day She Saved the Doctor: Four Stories from the TARDIS Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan, Susan Calman, Dorothy Koomson Fourth, Ninth, Eleventh, Twelfth 8 March 2018 978-1405929974
Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve, Patrick Ness, Richelle Mead, Malorie Blackman, Alex Scarrow, Charlie Higson, Derek Landy, Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Naomi Alderman First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth 7 March 2019 978-0241356173
The Target Storybook Joy Wilkinson, Simon Guerrier, Terrance Dicks, Matthew Sweet, Susie Day, Matthew Waterhouse, Colin Baker, Mike Tucker, Steve Cole, George Mann, Una McCormack, Jenny T Colgan, Jacqueline Rayner, Beverly Sanford, Vinay Patel First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, War, Ninth, Tenth, Metacrisis Doctor, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth 24 October 2019 978-1785944741
Star Tales Jenny T Colgan, Paul Magrs, Jo Cotterill, Steve Cole, Trevor Baxendale, Mike Tucker Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth 5 Dec. 2019 978-1785944710
The Wintertime Paradox Dave Rudden Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, Thirteenth, The Curator 15 October 2020 978-1-405-94610-0 Canaries was written to tie in with the Time Lord Victorious story and was published on the official Doctor Who website and in the E-copy of the book however it did not feature in the print copy.
Adventures in Lockdown Chris Chibnall, Steven Moffat, Russell T Davies, Neil Gaiman, Joy Wilkinson, Vinay Patel, Pete McTighe, Paul Cornell, Mark Gatiss First, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fugitive 5 November 2020 978-1-785-94-706-3 This book featured stories previously published on the Doctor Who website and stories and transcripts from the Doctor Who Lockdown project. It also featured original stories.
I Am The Master Peter Anghelides, Mark Wright, Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Beverly Sanford, Matthew Sweet N/A 5 November 2020 978-1-78594-631-8

Other publications[edit]

These books are not part of the New Series Adventures but are still published by BBC Books and feature the ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth Doctors.

  1. The Doctor Who Stories (2009)
    • A book containing fourteen stories, with one of each previously appearing in each fourteen volumes of the Doctor Who Files series (published by BBC Children's Books), and another, previously unpublished, story.
  2. The Weeping Angels (2010)
    • A book published by BBC Children's Books containing two new stories and several activity items (such as stickers).
  3. The Angel's Kiss (2012)
    • The story starts slightly before "The Angels Take Manhattan", and reinvents the episode from River Song's point of view. It was released exclusively as an ebook. The story is also available to download in audio form via the BBC website AudioGO.
  4. Summer Falls (2013)
    • A book written by the character Amy Pond and featured in the episode "The Bells of Saint John". It was released exclusively as an ebook. The story is also available to download in audio form via the BBC Website AudioGO.
  5. The Devil in the Smoke (2013)
    • A book featuring the adventures of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax, the crime-busting, alien-fighting trio. It was released exclusively as an ebook. The story is also available to download in audio form via the BBC website AudioGO.
  6. The Official Cookbook (2016)
  7. Whographica: An infographic guide to space and time (2016)
  8. The Whoniverse (2016)


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Doctor Who: Glamour Chronicles". Doctor Who News. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. ^ Ward, Harry (26 August 2015). "Bernice Summerfield to feature in 12th Doctor novel". Doctor Who News. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  4. ^ K McEwan, Cameron (6 March 2017). "3 Brand new Twelfth Doctor adventures coming to books in April!". Doctor Who. Archived from the original on 27 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Major new doctor who publishing deal for penguin random-house". Penguin Random House. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ "The Good Doctor". Penguin Random House. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ Molten Heart. Penguin Random House. 8 November 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ Combat Magicks. Penguin Random House. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  9. ^ Doctor Who Magazine #439
  10. ^ "Doctor Who: In the Blood".
  11. ^ @HokusBloke (22 September 2018). "When wondrous words and ace acting come together...this is what makes #audiobooks such magic!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ a b c "Doctor Who announces 3 new novels with Ncuti Gatwa's Fifteenth Doctor – pre-order now". Radio Times. Retrieved 18 April 2024.
  13. ^ "Doctor Who Magic of the Angels". Archived from the original on 10 January 2013.
  14. ^ "Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels Quick Read Book". The Doctor Who Site.
  15. ^ Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift (Quick Reads 2013): Mike Tucker: 9781849905589: Books. ASIN 1849905584.
  16. ^ Doctor Who: The Gods of Winter: A Twelfth Doctor Audio Original: James Goss: 9781785291388: Books. ASIN 1785291386.
  17. ^ Doctor Who: The House of Winter: A Twelfth Doctor Audio Original (BBC Physical Audio): George Mann: 9781785291043: Books. ASIN 1785291041.
  18. ^ Doctor Who: The Sins of Winter: A Twelfth Doctor audio original: James Goss: 9781785292149: Books. ASIN 1785292145.
  19. ^ Doctor Who: The Memory of Winter: A Twelfth Doctor Audio Original: George Mann: 9781785292491: Books. ASIN 1785292498.
  20. ^ Doctor Who: The Lost Angel: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785295330.
  21. ^ Doctor Who: The Lost Planet: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785296930.
  22. ^ Doctor Who: The Lost Magic: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785296957.
  23. ^ Doctor Who: The Lost Flame: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785296973.
  24. ^ Doctor Who: Death Among the Stars: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785298054.
  25. ^ Doctor Who: Rhythm of Destruction: Twelfth Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1785298291.
  26. ^ Doctor Who: The Nightmare Realm: 12th Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1529126290.
  27. ^ Doctor Who: The Ice Kings: 12th Doctor Audio Original. ASIN 1529138612.
  28. ^ "Doctor Who: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". Penguin Books. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  29. ^ "Doctor Who: Legends of Camelot". Penguin Books. Retrieved 21 October 2021.

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